Biography & Education

Biography

Coming from a family filled with medical experts, becoming a physician was an easy choice for Dr. Jeff Pavelka. "I was attracted to the science, as well as the humanistic principles of medicine," says Dr. Pavelka. "I try to focus on the individual person rather than the specific condition."

Dr. Pavelka believes his most important role as a medical provider is to instill wellness and prevention into his patients' lives. "Being able to educate my patients about how to get and stay healthy is as important as diagnosing and treating illness," he says.

After earning his medical degree from the Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine, Dr. Pavelka completed his internship at Chicago Osteopathic Hospital and Medical Center. He then went on to complete a family medicine residency at Nova Southeastern University in Wellington, Fla. Dr. Pavelka is board certified in family medicine. 

Dr. Pavelka was born and raised in Indianapolis. In his free time, he enjoys running, cycling and spending time with his dogs. 

Areas of expertise

Family medicine, diabetes

Education

Medical degree: Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine at Midwestern University, Chicago
Internship: Chicago Osteopathic Hospital and Medical Center
Residency, Family Medicine: Nova Southeastern University, Wellington, Fla.

Dr. Pavelka is board certified in family medicine. 

Languages
  • English

Care Locations

16180 SE Sunnyside Road, Suite 102
Happy Valley, OR 97015
Fax 503-582-4999

Specialties

Board Certifications
  • Family medicine

Reviews

Patient Ratings and Comments
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4.6 out of 5 (155 Ratings, 48 Comments)

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07/26/2017
Dr Pavelka is the best doctor and everyone in the clinic is so caring and helpful.
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07/22/2017
Doctor Pavelka has alwas listened to what I have to say and discuss what he thinks could be the problem. He shows he cares.
90

07/03/2017
At times care providers can be "dismissive" in their behavior - my experience wasn't like that though, it was pleasant.
100

06/28/2017
one small issue came up regarding correct prescription provider, and the confusion was slow in being corrected, but because I am proactive on paperwork or record information, I made sure the issue was resolved.
90

06/28/2017
Very straight forward and very easy to talk and discuss issues with.
100

06/26/2017
Excellent care!!!
100

06/14/2017
jeff has always been very good
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05/24/2017
Dr Pavelka is wonderful, and gives a [...] fine cortisol shot.
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05/22/2017
very good.
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05/10/2017
Primary doctor....outstanding, very pleased
90

05/08/2017
I was given a prescription for an antibiotic for a condition Dr. Pavelka suspected & diagnosed, but I'm not sure it was a correct diagnosis. The antibiotic accomplished nothing (except upsetting my GI tract) and the condition it was prescribed for remains.
100

05/03/2017
Dr. Pavelka was very kind, patient and attentive to my concerns.
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04/30/2017
Dr Pavelka was attentive knowledgeable I will continue utilizing him as my primary care physician. [...]
 

04/27/2017
Keep doing what your doing!
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04/26/2017
This was my first appointment with Dr. Pavelca. I was with [...] for the past 10 years. Dr.Pavelca made me feel important and had great information as to my care. He is curtious and straight forward, a perfect combination for me.
100

04/19/2017
very understanding and sensitive to medical needs and fears
80

04/19/2017
Wait time was extremely long. Well over half an hour past my appointment time.
100

04/12/2017
Dr pavelka is a conserned doctor
100

04/05/2017
Dr Pavelka is the best Doctor I have ever had.
60

04/05/2017
I was given an appointment and when I showed up on the day and time specified in my paperwork the clerk said that I did not have an appointment I gave the clerk my paperwork that stated specifically that I did have that date and time the doctor was too busy to squeeze me in at that time and made me another appointment I understand that everybody is busy I just wanted them to look at my paperwork and find out who made the mistake so it would not happen to me or others again [...]
90

03/30/2017
my Dr palveka was sensitivethe to my questions and needs. I very happy with my healthcare provider
100

02/28/2017
location would benefit from the separation of immediate care and family practice
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02/27/2017
Dr, Palvelka is one of the most knowledgeable, compassionate and down to earth primary care providers I've ever come across. He genuinely cares for his patients and their well being. He is thorough and always makes me feel comfortable and never rushed. Dr. Palvelka and his team go above and beyond to always answer my questions and make sure I'm getting the care I deserve. I will never switch to a different PCP because of him. I would recommend him to all my friends and family.
90

02/08/2017
This time doctor did not do the prostate exam. Also after the test result email to my account. Nobody from clinic called me to explain or give any advice. They did the following-up with me in the past (around 2013-2014)
100

01/25/2017
Good doctor
100

01/11/2017
Excellent doctor and clinic.
90

01/11/2017
This was an immediate care visit. Wait time was minimal. Care was excellent. Overall experience was the best that could be hoped for, considering that my state of health and mind was compromised by illness.
60

01/06/2017
One of my test results came back abnormal and no one has called me in the 3 weeks since then. I read the result in my online profile.
40

12/12/2016
First time meeting the PC and he did not introduce himself and the visit was very quick. I usually see the PA.
30

12/08/2016
Visits are very short, only 4 minutes for my last visit. I have had an ongoing problem over a year and there seems to be very little motivation to actually figure out what is wrong and help me. I usually get prescribed a random medication after each visit that never helps and it just seems like guess work all the time.
100

11/30/2016
I absolutely love Dr. Pavelka. He listens to what I have to say and doesn't look at me like I'm crazy. [...]
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11/17/2016
The whole family loves Dr. Pavelka!!
80

11/13/2016
two issues I have had:my provider stated that I needed a particular medicine and had me gets labs. I have contacted the providers office three time between my chart and a call without a resolve. the other issue I have is that every time I go in they tell me the wrong co pay and I have to show them. they said there is not a way to make a note on the account. my husband sees the same provider and same insurance said they put a note in his account.
100

11/09/2016
Dr Pavelka is always easy to talk to . He makes no judgements about you as a person or your health issues. Awesome doctor!
100

11/09/2016
Waiting to have my blood drawn seemed to take too long with only one other patient in there
90

10/26/2016
While I love Dr. Pavelka and the staff, the blood lab is woefully understaffed.
100

10/25/2016
The Dr. listened to my concerns and did everything he could to determine what the cause was. Quickly set up referral appointments.
100

10/20/2016
Thank you for all of your excellent care and kindness. Our family appreciated you very much!
90

10/19/2016
I scheduled an appointment to treat uncontrollable diarrhea that has. even going on for five weeks now, every time I eat and 10 pounds of weight loss in a month. The visit was fine, the provider was fine, but the [...] the doctor prescribed for me costs about [...] a month, which I cannot afford. Whenever the prior authorization form goes through so the insurance will cover part of it, I might feel better, but in the mean time it has been made very clear to me that I am not a priority and the Providence team obviously does not think my stomach upset and drastic weight loss from it is important enough to push those forms through any faster. It has been over two weeks since my visit and initial prescription date. I could understand if it was narcotics, but this is ridiculous.
80

10/06/2016
Dr. Pavelka listens intently to my concerns. I like his professionalism.
100

10/03/2016
I appreciate the time he takes to listen.
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09/28/2016
Great office staff and Dr and Nursing are with out question the best
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09/11/2016
Dr. Pavelka always takes the time to listen to my questions and concerns and is alway up front and honest about treatment options. He even listened when other doctors wouldn't and found the root of 2 of my health problems. I couldn't ask for a better provider.
100

09/07/2016
I look forward to seeing Dr. Pavelka!
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09/07/2016
The only problem I have had with this office is trying to get a PA for my insurance so I can get my prescription. I get my refills each month and this month I was told it will take one month to process the prior authorization so now I am near running out medication before I get approval from my insurance. I have been using these meds for nearly two years so I feel this should not have been a surprise that I was needing this refill.
100

09/07/2016
Dr Pavelka is the best Dr my family has ever had! We are so lucky to have found him. I hope that he knows how much we appreciate his care and just how much he has helped my husband. The whole experience at this clinic has been the best we have ever experienced. I just can't express enough how thankful we are to have found Dr Pavelka.
90

09/06/2016
I think that I will keep him.
80

09/01/2016
Dr. Pavelka is AWESOME! [...] is amazing also!